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Intern or Volunteer at Promise Healthcare


Promise Healthcare is seeking individuals for the following roles:

  • Nursing/Medical Assisting *N.A., E.M.T., M.A., or Registered M.A. certification is required.
  • Administration Services *This role requires knowledge of accounting, advanced proficiency in excel, and data analysis (i.e pivot tables, account receivables).
  • Dental – Administrative *For their dental clinic they’ll need volunteers for their afternoon administrative shifts.

Interns are distinguished as those who dedicate at least ten hours of work per week. Volunteers are asked to dedicate at least four hours of service per week. Visit www.promisehealth.org/donate-volunteer to review full position descriptions and learn more about the organization. Questions and completed application packet can be emailed to Megan (mcasey@promisehealth.org).

New MCAT Test Preparation Products from the AAMC


The new MCAT test preparation products from the AAMC are now available to help students prepare for the exam. Written by the developers of the exam, these official products include the first full-length practice exam with scoring and a Section Bank of 300 practice questions emphasizing biochemistry, psychology, and sociology. More information on the products is below.

 Official MCAT® Practice Exam (Scored) 1
The practice exam is the first official full-length exam that offers scaled scoring information for the new exam. It is a 230-question practice exam that mirrors the actual MCAT exam in both length and functionality.

Official MCAT® Section Bank
The Section Bank delivers 300 all-new practice questions written by the test developers in three sections (natural, behavioral, and social sciences) with an emphasis on biochemistry, psychology, and sociology.

Don’t forget to check out a new interactive demo tool, which allows students to practice with the exam features, including highlighting, striking out features, and using the mark question button.

Pre-Med Fellowship Opportunity in India


Any undergraduate student who is interested in international community health should know about the Mabelle Arole Fellowship, awarded annually since 2002 through John Snow, Inc (JSI) Research and Training. Candidates must be admitted to medical school to be eligible. If awarded the Fellowship s/he defers the entrance to medical school for one year. Applications are due in mid-January 2016 and finalists are interviewed in early March in Washington, DC (at the candidate’s expense). The Fellow would depart the US in mid-June 2016 and returns in late spring of 2017. The fellow, who receives $8,000 to cover all expenses, spends 10 months at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project at Jamkhed (in Maharashtra), one of the best examples of how mobilized/empowered  communities can significantly improve their health/nutrition status. All relevant information is available on the AMSA website (www.amsa.org search for Arole) which has a link to Jamkhed site and contains reports by previous Fellows. Any questions can be directed to Dr. David Pyle at dpyle@JSI.com or 503-894-8546 (in Portland, OR).


American University of Antigua College of Medicine Information Session


Date: October 7, 2015                                                                   Time: 5:00-6:00PM                                                                               Location: 124 Burrill Hall

Leon Gladney, the Associate Director of Admissions at the American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine will be giving an information session about their medical program, how to apply, and what exciting opportunities the AUA can offer!



MCB/Biochemistry Exciting Mentorship Opportunity!

Attention pre-health students! Deadline to apply for mentorship has been extended till noon on Sunday, September 27.

Pathways to Pre-Health Information Session, Thursday, October 1, 4:30 to 6:00 PM, 124 Burrill Hall

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear personal perspectives on the path to medical school and beyond. Come prepared with any and all questions that you have about this process. We will have a panel of physicians and alumni from biology and UIUC available to share their stories and answer your questions.

Seniors, are you completing applications and preparing for interviews? You can get first hand information from a member of medical school admissions committee. All questions are welcome and encouraged.

Dinner and Mentorship Opportunity for MCB and Biochemistry Students

In addition to our information session we are offering an EXCITING MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITY for 2 to 4 outstanding students in MCB or Biochemistry. The students will be chosen based on their academic record and their response to an essay question. The winning students will be invited to have dinner with some of our panel members immediately following the presentation October 1 (6:15 – 8:30PM). They will also have the opportunity for a mentorship experience with one of our select alumni. Past participants in the mentorship program need not apply again.

Interested applicants should complete the following form, http://go.illinois.edu/mcbmentor, by 12PM Sunday September 27 for full consideration. The form requires you to provide your name, email, UIN, major(s), minor(s), graduation date, GPA (overall and major), post-graduate goals, extracurriculars and an answer to the following prompt:

In less than two, double spaced, type written pages (12pt, 1 inch margins), please discuss what you feel are the greatest challenges facing the health care delivery system in the next decade and why. Please support your opinion.

Please note this opportunity is only available for students with a declared major in MCB, MCB Honors concentration or Biochemistry, specialized curriculum.

UIC College of Nursing in Urbana Events


The UIC College of Nursing in Urbana has several events for prospective BSN and Graduate Entry Masters students.

The Graduate Entry Masters of Science program is a new program to Urbana this fall.  Dubbed the career changer, the GEMS program allows individuals with a non-nursing bachelor to obtain a Masters of Science in Nursing and test for nursing licensure after seven consecutive terms (2.5 years).  Any students interested in learning more about this degree are encouraged to attend the annual Graduate Open House on Tuesday, October 13 from 6-8pm.  Call 217-333-2507 to RSVP.  For additional GEMS program information, visit our webpage here: http://www.nursing.uic.edu/academics-admissions/graduate-entry-master-science-program#program-overview

 Students interested in learning more about the BSN program, including prerequisite coursework and admissions requirements are highly encouraged to attend a BSN information session.  BSN applicants for the fall of 2016 are highly encouraged to attend a “How to Apply” session.  The location will be given when students RSVP to 217-333-2507.

 BSN Information Sessions:

Tuesday, August 25 at 4pm

Friday, August 28 at 4pm

Friday, September 11 at 5pm

Thursday, October 1 at 4pm

Friday, October 9 at 4pm

Thursday, October 22 at 3:30pm

Friday, November 6 at 4pm

Thursday, November 19 at 5pm

Friday, December 4 at 4pm

 How to Apply Sessions:

Thursday, September 3 at 3:30pm

Thursday, September 24 at 3:30pm

Friday, October 2 at 4pm

Thursday, October 22 at 4:30pm

Thursday, November 5 at 4pm

 The fall 2016 application is active and closes on January 15.

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine Information Session


For college juniors, seniors and college graduates interested in Medical School, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine will be holding an Information Session Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  The session will include:

  • Curriculum overview
  • Admissions information
  • Meet current students
  • Tour of campus

You can RSVP here.




The 2015-16 Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) Course Prerequisite Summary is now available!

To view, go to http://www.ptcas.org/ProgramPrereqs/

The summary is intended to help applicants, programs, and advisors more easily compare the college courses required for admission across the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs. The table indicates the number of courses required per program in each subject.

Programs may change course prerequisites at any time and may have additional requirements, recommendations, or policies that are not reflected in the summary or on the PTCAS website. Programs may also allow applicants to substitute courses or choose different prerequisite tracks. Applicants should review the program-specific data posted in the PTCAS Directory or contact programs directly to determine whether a particular course will fulfill a prerequisite.

The 2015-16 PTCAS application will open by 5:00 pm ET on July 1.

Career Center Resources



The Career Center offers the following services during the summer:

In-Person/Phone Career Health Advising Appointments: The Career Center Health Advisors are available for career counseling appointments Monday-Friday from 9am-4:00pm. Appointments can be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and are available for face-to-face sessions or for phone counseling sessions by calling The Career Center at 217-333-0820.

Health Drop-Ins: Health drop-in hours will continue to be Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:00-3:00pm. Students are encouraged to visit with a health advisor for any quick pre-health related questions by coming into the office or via phone. Anyone who needs to spend an extended time addressing a question should consider scheduling a pre-health appointment with a health advisor.

Personal Statement Reviews: Submission of personal statements, for health professions only, can now be done through The Career Center website. If students want to have their statements reviewed, they can go to the Health Professions section of the website, and then go to “Apply to a Health Profession School/Program”, then “Personal Statements”, and the link at the bottom of that page (“Upload your personal statement now”) will go to the submission page.

Please note, the following guidelines will be used when reviewing personal statements at The Career Center.

  • Personal statements must be in final draft format in order to be reviewed.
  • Personal statements will only be reviewed once per term.
    The average turnaround time is 3 business days. However, during peak periods of the application cycle, it may take longer to provide feedback.
  • The Career Center will not edit statements but will provide comments on overall content and ways to strengthen the statement.

– Resource Center: The Career Center Resource Center will remain open from 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday and it is open to everyone. The resource center has a variety of books, handouts, and magazines that are available to all students looking for information on internships, graduate school, resumes, jobs, and much more.

Visit The Career Center this summer so you can get assistance and continue your progress toward reaching your goals.




MCB students:

The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) will be hosting a Twitter chat (#askAMCAS) on Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET. If you are applying to medical school with the AMCAS this cycle, make sure to join the conversation and get questions answered directly from AMCAS staff. If you are a student that is thinking about applying to medical school, this will be useful for you too! You can follow AMCAS and the conversation @AMCASinfo. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can still see the conversation by searching for the #askAMCAS hashtag on Twitter.

AMCAS is looking forward to answering any and all AMCAS-related questions, including those about the verification process, entering coursework, and letters of evaluation. Remember to add the #askAMCAS hashtag to your tweets and make sure to take advantage of this great opportunity on June 18!